Hanging or cover

mid-18th century

Object Place: Southern Caucasus or Northwestern Persia


78 x 72.1 cm (30 11/16 x 28 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton and silk; cotton plain weave embroidered with silk; surface darning and running stitch

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Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



White cotton entirely covered with embroidery. The ground is worked with black silk. In the middle is a white 8-pointed star. In the points, trees, birds, etc,; in the middle are three concentric stars of pink, blue and yellow, detailed with other forms. The mainfield is covered with large leaves, birds and geometrical forms. Worked with salmon pink, yellow, bright greens, bright blue, brownish gray, black and white. Lined with heavy cotton. Much worn.


Purchased by the donor of C. Filippo of Paris and Tehran, July 20, 1916. Denman Ross Collection.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection